COVID-19 Vaccination Update (4/21/21)

The state of Michigan has now reached 6 million vaccines administered, with 44% of Michiganders having received their first dose and 29.6% of residents receiving both doses to date. We continue to receive both Pfizer and Moderna, with a total of another 29,591 vaccine doses arriving this week across our Mercy Health, St. Joe’s and … Read more COVID-19 Vaccination Update (4/21/21)

Proper Mask Etiquette for Sports

1. Ease kids back into physical activity gradually. Kids have been spending a lot more time at home and sitting at computers for school than in regular years. Relative inactivity leads to decreased cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength and endurance, and loss of sport-specific skills. Parents should know, that increasing the load and demand on their … Read more Proper Mask Etiquette for Sports

Mercy Health Muskegon Transitions Hackley Campus Urgent Care Space to Hackley Community Care

Muskegon, Mich. (April 16, 2021) – Mercy Health Muskegon Hackley Campus Urgent Care operations will officially transition to Hackley Community Care (HCC) on May 10, 2021. Hackley Community Care plans to bring enhanced patient services to the 30,000 sq. ft. space, formerly Mercy Health Hackley Campus Emergency Department. This expands Hackley Community Care’s services to … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Transitions Hackley Campus Urgent Care Space to Hackley Community Care

COVID-19 Vaccination Update (4/15/21)

Johnson & Johnson Update Mercy Health will pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at our facilities out of an abundance of caution as recommended by the CDC and US Food and Drug Administration. We are confident in the safety of the mRNA vaccines approved for emergency use authorization and will continue to administer … Read more COVID-19 Vaccination Update (4/15/21)

Reflection for Earth Day, April 22
By Rev. Kathy Schell, Director of Mission Integration, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Earth Day, April 22, has always been a significant day for me, as my daughter’s birthday falls on that day.  My mother in law made a joke about the timing of her birth by calling me “Earth Mother!” I was so exhausted that hours ticked by before the allusion sunk into my foggy brain. Just … Read more Reflection for Earth Day, April 22
By Rev. Kathy Schell, Director of Mission Integration, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Community Members Thank Mercy Health for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in West Michigan

Reducing barriers — delivering hope and healing Working with local health departments and community organizations, Mercy Health has provided easy and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines at sites throughout West Michigan. The organization’s mission to be a transforming, healing presence is especially evident by its commitment to administer vaccines to everyone, whether they live in … Read more Community Members Thank Mercy Health for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in West Michigan

Guidance for Those Who are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. As more of us become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CDC guidance advises fully vaccinated people can start to do some things they had stopped doing. People are considered fully vaccinated:   Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer … Read more Guidance for Those Who are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In Breakthrough for Regional Cardiovascular Collaboration, Second Open-Heart Program Approved for Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 6, 2021 – A collaboration to expand cardiovascular services in west Michigan has taken a big step forward with state regulators giving the go-ahead to launch a second open-heart surgery program for the Grand Rapids area  – the largest market in the state with a single open-heart program. The services would … Read more In Breakthrough for Regional Cardiovascular Collaboration, Second Open-Heart Program Approved for Grand Rapids

Additional COVID-19 Vaccines From State Used Quickly for Those Who Most Need It

Ensuring Equitable and Timely Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine Although 70% of senior citizens in Kent County had received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-March of this year, it remained a top priority for Mercy Health Grand Rapids and the Kent County Health Department to continually provide access to those who … Read more Additional COVID-19 Vaccines From State Used Quickly for Those Who Most Need It